(one's) heart is in (one's) boots

(one's) heart is in (one's) boots

One feels sad or anxious. Colin's girlfriend dumped him weeks ago, but the poor guy's heart is still in his boots. Come on, guys, I don't feel like going out tonight. It's been a rough week, and my heart's in my boots. Carrie's been pacing all morning—she's waiting for the doctor to call with her test results, and her heart's in her boots.
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